A New Student Movement Wants You to Log Off

A March 2022 study published in the scientific journal Nature found that the relationship between social media use and mental health varied by age, but that there were two windows where social media use was more likely to have a negative effect on the well-being of adolescents: at the start of puberty and again around age 19. Emma Lembke, a rising sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis, experienced those negative effects firsthand.

The project aims to spur dialogue among young people who are feeling the adverse effects of social media and want to adjust their relationship to it.


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